• WordNet 3.6
    • n guarantor one who provides a warrant or guarantee to another
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Guarantor (Law) One who makes or gives a guaranty; a warrantor; a surety.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n guarantor One who makes a guaranty. [The following distinction between guarantor and surety may be noted: “A surety is generally a co-maker of the note, while the guarantor never is a maker, and the leading difference between the two is that the surety's promise is to meet an obligation which becomes his own immediately on the principal's failure to meet it, while the guarantor's promise is always to pay the debt of another.” Daniel.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Guarantor one who makes a guaranty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Guaranty, and cf. Warrantor
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. garantie, pa.p. of garantir, to warrant—garant, warrant. See Warrant.


In literature:

Must get that Capel street library book renewed or they'll write to Kearney, my guarantor.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The IMF became a super-guarantor of the debts of both the public and private sectors.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
He was magistrate and magnate, and he was the guarantor of the post-office, and of Rosalie and her father.
"The Right of Way, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Of these interests Buonaparte was to be the determined guarantor.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Maria Theresa appealed to the guarantors of the Pragmatic Sanction.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
Strict notice to a guarantor is not required to bind him, as in the case of an indorser.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
To ask for a guarantor for a reputable resident is simply to discommode two people instead of one.
"A Library Primer" by John Cotton Dana
We are liable as guarantors for the whole of the debt.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
Such guarantors of the truth of her mission were doubtless those who had instructed her in and accredited her by prophecy.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
By the Treaty of Teschen (1779) Russia became one of the guarantors of the Germanic System which the French now set at naught.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
England, who was one of the guarantors of the integrity of Belgium, was thus involved.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
The responsible guarantor of the borrowed parts is not So-and-so, but the author of 1850.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
He got me to write my name to a bill as guarantor of the amount.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
It doesn't matter so much about the payment, there is always a second guarantor.
"The Red Room" by August Strindberg
The peasants become guarantors for the reeve whom they chose.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company in this instance also stands as guarantor of the insurance fund.
"The Modern Railroad" by Edward Hungerford
The compulsion to be applied by a guarantor for that purpose depends upon the circumstances; it may eventually be war.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In news:

Guarantors of a lifestyle brand by 1920, eucalyptus trees had first arrived in California, Masters notes, as industrial raw material.
As companies unload pension obligations, federal guarantor sees premium income cut along with risk exposure.
With Gaza deal, new role for Egypt's Islamist leader: guarantor of quiet between Hamas, Israel.
If Taiwan's Labor Insurance Fund (LIF) goes bankrupt, should the government be the guarantor of last resort for the labor retirement pensions.
Turkey's Isbank to Act as Guarantor as Bad Checks Surge.
Bail guarantors of WikiLeaks founder Assange must pay courts $145,000.
The big buyer and guarantor of mortgages said in the survey, released Thursday, that the average rate for a 15-year fixed mortgage edged down to 2.66% from 2.67.
Like most Americans, I like to believe that capitalism operates with a kind of heavenly logic: that it ultimately makes sense for the whole society, and that the people at the top are not robber barons, but the guarantors of social order .
Electronic records stolen from student loan guarantor Educational Credit Management Corporation have been recovered .
Freedom of the press is a cardinal American right—a pillar of our democracy, a guarantor of our freedom and our free institutions.